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24 Irving Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 279 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Irving House at Harvard.
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
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Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to three children under 7 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 15 per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 279 reviews
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Score from 242 reviews Good
This place was ok but it was very expensive - as is everything in the Boston area - and felt like a boarding house rather than a quaint bed and breakfast. The women serving breakfast did their best and it was quite a good spread.
Disinterested guys behind the main desk. Very plain rooms and quite noisy as you can hear people in other rooms.
The character of the building made our stay so memorable. The breakfast was fabulous. Beyond our expectations !
The accommodations were simple and very homey--the proprietor is apparently a thrift shop aficionado and the furnishings were tasteful and individual. The staff answered whatever questions I had. It was a pleasant stay.
Only problem was I had an AT&T cell phone, and for some odd reason, I couldn't get reception within the house, and had to go outside. It would have helped to know, since I tried unsuccessfully to get a call through in the breakfast room
Staff, location, quiet, ability to accommodate early arrival, help with transport, etc.
Nothing really not to like
and great gluten free options for their breakfast.
Wifi not great, and there was a bit of a smell in my room, easily removed with open windows. I would stay there again!
Convenience to Harvard and surrounding area for walking. Neighborhood is nice.
Breakfast was fair as it was serve yourself. Eggs not warm. Plenty of food to eat. Waffle maker would have been nice. The climb up two flights of steep staircases was very difficult with suitcases. Not great for the older crowd. Smokers stood outside the front door. Parking car is extremely difficult in back. Easy to scratch vehicle.
It's all about location. Excellent position for Harvard and its surrounds, good also for "T" transport to the rest of Boston. Parking at rear of hotel. The breakfast is good and at least you can get as much as you need.
The room was very small, the bed was quite uncomfortable and no air conditioning. The room walls are very thin and a lot do not have ensuites so nightly trips down the corridor were easily heard.
Very comfortable, great beds, very clean, great breakfast, really close to Harvard Square e Harvard Yard, great price, helpful staff, coin laundry available, snacks available all day in the kitchen, quiet neighborhood.
Small space and no TV in the room (I don't watch TV anyway...)
Outstanding breakfast. Reasonable Cost helpful Staff Comfortable roo.
Walls a bit thin. Arguing couple next door a distraction.
off-street parking central locaiton
a/c a bit noisy
The decvor was very lovely - particularly the bathroom.
Almost nothing, oltre the parking place included.
Actually it is a hostel, even though we had the bathroom. The furniture is clean and tidy, but the room is really small, with a strong smell of disinfectant in the air conditioner. The breakfast has little choice, without any kind of service (you have to clean your table after eating). In conclusion you pay as much or perhaps more than in a hotel in downtown Boston (we paid 600 euro for 3 nights ...), but without any comfort.
1. So close to the Harvard Squaire 2. Wonderful residential environment 3. Very relaxing atmosphere
1. Very old house needing care for house maintenance
Good value for the money, convenient location to Harvard (10 minute walk to Harvard Yard T station), pleasant walkable neighborhood. Homey and not fancy. Room is not big, but good enough for resting. B&B has nice outdoor shaded porches and indoor sitting rooms to relax and read, if desired. The included breakfast had good assortment of little breakfast egg pastries, cereals and fresh fruit, coffee, teas and juices, and there was ample room to sit.
Nothing I can think of.
The breakfast was excellent. Very clean. great location.
It was not portrayed as it appeared. I thought it would be more private and i though the room would be bigger. It was very very small.
It feels like staying in your own home.
... located very close to the Harvard campus (and Metro), a few minutes by walk. The room was wide, comfortable and nicely decorated. Nice staff and "green" management even in the details. Delicios and varied breakfast.
Some noise due (probably) to AC system and poor acoustic insulation of rooms. And the parking space is very, very tight. Even if in Cambridge MA, maybe too expensive for the category.
location, breakfast, large room (very clever arrangement with build-in bunk beds plus double bed.....very roomy), free parking, comfortable beds
The Irving House is a pretty good bed and breakfast with comfy rooms, good service, a lovely lounge with current magazines and newspapers, and two patios for relaxing. The free breakfast includes cereal, bagels, bread, pastries, fruit, tea and coffee. There was also free coffee all day with cake and cookies.
Although I had a nice stay, it was about twice as expensive as it should have been ($165 incl. tax per night). Unfortunately, all hotels in Cambridge hike prices like this in the peak summer season. The air conditioning is centrally controlled on each floor and set too cold; closing the vents in the room reduces the flow of cold air, but is pretty noisy. The (free) wifi is reasonable in central locations like the lounge, but it never worked reliably in my room (202).
Air conditioner was always on
Location to Harvard fantastic. Breakfast was wonderful. Staff was very helpful and friendly. They allowed for late check out. Relaxed atmosphere.
Parking was difficult. Walls were thin and could hear others talking at night. Room was warm but they did offer a fan and that helped.
location staff continental breakfast comfort
Clean- good breakfast- helpful staff
Room was so small- claustrophobic and Stuffy so we didn't sleep well. We couldn't move around the room without moving out of each other's way. I know rooms in Cambridge are smal, but this was ridiculously tiny. The room would have been more suitable for a single traveller.
Room, bed, breakfast offerings, location
Wi Fi slow, prices high but understand that´s the going rate in the area.
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